I’m still getting into the spirit of Halloween with my television viewing. I caught the newest episodes of “The Walking Dead,” and predictably was quite pleased. (I still maintain that the show has returned to fine form for its final episodes.)
I was somewhat less enthusiastic about Marvel’s new special, “Werewolf By Night,” which was too campy and corny for my taste. (I don’t think I am this show’s intended audience … I can hardly remember the eponymous 1970’s horror comics to which it is an homage.)
What I absolutely loved was episode one of “Let the Right One In” — which looks like it might even compete with the new “Interview With the Vampire” as the best new show with the fanged baddies. It’s less like the 2008 Swedish original independent film and more like the 2010 American remake. It’s a grounded, deliberately paced, atmospheric thriller that manages to be scary right from its opening scene. I love it.